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  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

    CHILMARK, Mass. – President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort isl ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

    LAS VEGAS – The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting black women while he should have been patrolling the city — sometime ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • U.S. won’t let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON – A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist gro ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

    NEW YORK – What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?The fatal police shooting of the u ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson probe

    WASHINGTON – It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.The national legal standards that ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Record drought severely impacts California honey production

    LOS BANOS, Calif. – California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • American Ebola patient released from hospital

    ATLANTA – Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses Thurs ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commander ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back te ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

    BEIRUT – The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    CINCINNATI – A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Associ ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
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